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A form of long-distance cycling

Example usage: I'm going to do an Audax-cycling event this weekend.

Most used in: European countries such as France and Italy.

Most used by: Cyclists who enjoy long-distance, self-supported rides.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 2/10

Also see: Randonneuring, Brevet, Ultra-Cycling, Gran Fondo,


What is Audax-Cycling?

Audax-cycling is a form of long-distance cycling. It is based on the traditional Italian sport of randonneuring, which has been popular since the late 19th century. Audax-cycling is a timed event, where participants attempt to complete a route of a predetermined distance, usually over a period of between 5 and 12 hours. The routes are typically between 100 and 400km in length, and must be completed within the set time limit.

Audax-cycling has grown in popularity in recent years, and is now one of the fastest growing disciplines within the cycling world. In the UK, it is estimated that there are around 5,000 active Audax-cyclists, with more than 7,000 events taking place every year. It is a great way to challenge yourself and explore new places and routes, and is becoming increasingly popular with cyclists of all levels.

Audax-cycling is a great way to challenge yourself and push the boundaries of your cycling ability. It is a great way to explore new places, routes and meet new people. With its growing popularity, it is an event that all cyclists should consider trying out!


A History of Audax-Cycling

Audax-cycling is a form of cycling originating in Italy in the late 19th century. The term ‘Audax’ was first used in 1896 by Italian journalist Tullio Gervasini, who was inspired by the Latin word 'audax' meaning 'bold'. Gervasini used the term to describe a long-distance cycling event that was held in Milan.

Audax-cycling is a form of endurance cycling, typically involving rides of 200km or more. The goal of the ride is to complete it in a predetermined amount of time, rather than to race against other riders. Audax-cycling is popular in Europe, with rides taking place in countries such as France, Italy, Belgium, and Switzerland.

Today, Audax-cycling is a popular form of recreational cycling across the world. While the rides may be long, they are also incredibly rewarding and provide an excellent opportunity to explore the countryside and meet new people.

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